LIFT Perspectives

Perspectives on Texas politics from TCCRI's policy experts

Our Recent Posts

April 11, 2019

The Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute applauds Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, and Speaker Bonnen after their release of a joint statement supporting a one-cent increase in sales tax as a means to buy down property taxes.

“For ove...

By Mia Garza McCord, President     Sep. 18, 2018

El Chupacabra—an urban legend of a wolf or dog like creature who sucks the blood from livestock. While sightings have been reported, actual proof of such creature has never been verified. In Latino...

Published in TribTalk February 26, 2018

Dale Craymer is right. In his Feb. 5 column “Bad Math: Replacing property taxes with higher sales taxes doesn’t add up for Texans,” he argues that raising the state’s sales tax rate to 23 percent in order to eli...

Published in the American-Statesman on February 24, 2018

Once again, the Austin City Council has decided to run the city’s private businesses instead of the city of Austin. If it isn’t careful, it’s going to run those private businesses right out of t...

Published in the Star-Telegram on February 14, 2018

Texas is one of only two states to have two cities listed among the 10 most congested in the country. Dallas is the fifth-most-congested city in the nation, while Houston is eighth. Additionally, the...

Published in MyStatesman.

On March 6, the seventh annual Wise County Hog Contest came to an end. After a month of hunting, 158 contestants eagerly awaited the final results to see how the $16,000 prize would be awarded. Each contestant paid a $100 ent...

Published in the Star-Telegram.

There is an epidemic of local economic regulations sweeping our state, stifling economic freedom.Overbearing regulations have driven ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft away from Corpus Christi, Midland, Galveston...

March 10, 2017

Published in the Corpus Christi Caller Times.

There is an epidemic of local economic regulations sweeping our state, stifling economic freedom.

Overbearing regulations have driven ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft away from Corpus Christi, Midl...

Please reload

Tags

Subscribe for Updates

©2020 by Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute.